Monday, July 9, 2018

Radio Program -- "Healing River"

In cooperation with the Six Screen Network, recordings of the audio program, "Healing River", are now available.

Here are links to past episodes, for those who would like to listen:

 Introduction (aired July 8, 2018)

Episode One: What is Hades? (aired July 22, 2018)
       To follow along with scriptures and outline:

Episode Two: 1914 - Part One (aired Aug. 5, 2018)

Episode Three: 1914 - Part Two (aired Aug. 19, 2018)
       For info. about 1914, see many posts at this link:

(SEPT.2: No program due to illness)

Episode Four: End of the Thousand Years (aired Sept. 16, 2018)
       To follow along with the scriptures and outline:

Episode Five: End of the Thousand Years continued (Aired Oct.14, 2018)
       To follow along with the scriptures and outline:

Episode Six: Continuation of Rev.20:1-10 / Lake of Fire / Four Living Creatures (Aired Oct.28, 2018)
       To follow along with scriptures and outline:

Episode Seven: Sighing and Groaning (Aired Nov.11, 2018)
(This episode has audio interruptions of silence. I hope to repair)
       To follow along with scriptures and outline:

Episode Eight: Can the Watchtower, Crumble? (Aired Nov.25, 2018)
       To follow along with scriptures and outline:

Episode Nine: What is the Mark of the Beast? (Aired Dec.9, 2018)
       To follow along with scriptures and outline:

Episode Ten: Where an Genuine Spirit and Truth be found(Aired Dec.23, 2018)
       To follow along with scriptures and outline:

Episode Eleven: Yhvh's Genuine Organization / Mountain (Aired Jan.6, 2019)
       To follow along with scriptures and outline:

Episode Twelve: Yhvh Name / Winepress - "Watchtower" error / outlook of future work (Aired Jan.20,2019)
(Last Episode of Healing River with six Screens).



Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Programs of Sept.16 and Oct.14, 2018 [] Revelation, ch.20, verses 1-10

This written post below, should be used as a backdrop to the
                    recorded program of Sept.16, located here:
                    recorded program of Oct.14, located here:
                    recorded program of Oct.28, located here:
This post below, contains the pop up scriptures that are cited during the audio programs,
so that you may follow along with ease.


In previous programs, we covered the symbolic nature of the so-called, "thousand years" of Jesus' reign. We also covered, when Jesus reign of the symbolic "thousand years", began, and established that it started in the first century.
"Thousand Year" reign, When?
Matt.16:28; Luke 22:69; Ps.110:1; 1Cor.15:25
He is seated on a cloud, as if on a throne, because he is a king over other kings that comprise that cloud, as head of his bride congregation.

We learned that Jesus' coming on the clouds, is defined for us in the Bible:
Coming on clouds:
Heb.12:1; John1:51; Mark 12:25; Eph.2:6; Matt.10:40,14

Jesus' throne/reign is over his Bride congregation/Zion because he is "king of kings" (Rev.5:10; 19:16).
The scepter of his rule, is THROUGH Zion/cloud-witnesses of heaven
Ps.110:1-2; 2Cor.10:3-5; Eph.6:10-13; 2Cor.6:7; Rev.17:14; 12:10-11

The symbolic throne of Jesus regal power and authority, is glorious (Matt.25:31).
That glorious authority and power is not seen physically, because his glory is grace and truth (John1:14), above which he is seated (Rev.22:1). 
Those who overcome the dark deceptions of Satan...
  (Eph.6:12; 1John5:4; 2:14; Rom.13:12; Isa.54:17; Luke 21:15; Eph.5:8; 1Pet.2:9), upholding Gods' truths to the death (Mark 8:35; Rom.6:5; Rev.6:9-11; 12:9,11), 
...are also granted the same power and authority over grace and truth (Rev.3:21; Luke 10:19) as kings.   They extend the ruling scepter of Jesus' throne/grace and truth, through Zion, just as Ps.110:2 states... thereby assisting Jesus in conquering his enemies and making them a footstool for his feet (Ps.110:1-2; 1Cor.15:25) by the power God supplies (Eph.6:11,13; Rom.14:4; 16:20).

Since the symbolic reign of Jesus began in the first century...
   when and why, does his reign come to an end? How do the scriptures help us to recognize the end of Jesus' "thousand year" kingdom? What would cause the power and authority of Jesus and Zion, to conclude?
  Since Jesus reign is expressed through Zion (Ps.110:2; Rev.14:1; 2Cor.5:20; John13:20);
    ...Could that reign continue, if the present members of Zion became conquered by a different power and authority? (2Cor.11:2-3,4-5,20,12-13,14-15; 1Tim.4:1)

What if the headship of Jesus over God's Temple (1Cor.3:16; Eph.2:20-22; 1Pet.2:5,9-10),
were taken away from Jesus, and his subjects, taken captive by his enemy?
Rev.13:7,10; Luke 21:24; Dan.8:11-12,24; 11:31,21; 2Thess.2:4; 1Cor.3:16; Rev.11:2; Matt.5:13; 2Chron.13:5; 2Cor.11:20; Col.2:8; Rev.13:10,7; Rev.13:16; Deut.11:18

God's Word introduces us to the thousand years, in Rev.20, as well as the reasons why, the reign of Jesus, effectually ends.
Prophecy has much to say about the end of Jesus "thousand year" reign. As we assemble the pieces of prophecy that relate to that period and its' circumstances, the picture emerges.

We are going to examine Rev.20:1-10, where the Bible depicts for us, the end of the thousand year reign of Jesus.

VERSE ONE: Rev.20:1

Establish that the abyss of Revelation, and Hades, are two ways of describing, the same place.
Rom.10:7; Acts 2:24,27,31; Rev.1:18
(Previous program covered "Hades")(Suggest Blog search: Sheol Hades)
Hades when translated, means "not perceiving" (e.g. Mark 4:12). 
As covered in previous posts and audio program, it is the consignment of all those born under sin, and its meaning is to be under a blanket of spiritual darkness, ignorance, and confusion. Only those granted light, truth, and understanding, are figuratively rescued from the realm of Hades.

When Jesus tells us that he has the keys to Hades/Abyss... this means that he has the power and authority to release whom he chooses, from spiritual darkness... and transfer into his kingdom of light and life (Matt.16:17-18; Col.1:13; Luke 8:10; 4:18-21; Isa.49:9) those who are repentant (John1:4; 5:40; Matt.13:14-15). 

Jesus also has the authority and power to lock up others... or to leave them there, in ignorance and spiritual darkness (Rev.3:7-8; Matt.13:10-11,13-16; Jude 1:13; John 12:35) those hard-hearted who are not repentant. Such ones remain under the authority and power of the Devil (2Cor.4:4; John 3:18).

When Rev.20:1 tells us that the chain of restraint that Jesus possesses is "great"; this points to the ability of Jesus, to prevent understanding and perception among the blind, but proud (John 9:41). When Jesus wraps that symbolic chain around the Devil, and then casts the Devil into the Abyss/Hades... this depicts for us, Satan's blind inability to mislead those whom Jesus rescues from darkness... because it is now Satan who is overcome by the blind confusion of his own realm.

Jesus also shares his keys (power and authority) to release from the abyss (or bind in chains of ignorance) (Matt.16:19; 18:18). Christ's enlightened and anointed brothers and royal priests, may also judge as others as repentant (John 20:23) and worthy of the treasures of truth which they are empowered by Jesus, to impart (Matt.10:7,11-14; 7:6; Rev.5:10; Mal.2:7).
 [re-read Rev.20:1]

VERSE TWO Rev.20:2

Mark 3:27; Isa.49:24-25
Rev.13:10; Col.2:8; Matt.24:24-25; 19:26; Col.1:13; 1Thess.5:4-5; 2Cor.2:11
So, during the reign of Jesus, the 144,000 of Zion (Rev.14:1), are children and warrior kings, of Light 
(2Cor.4:6; Eph.5:8; 1Thess.5:5; Matt.5:14-16)(Rom.13:12; 2Cor.6:7; 1Cor.10:3-5; Eph.6:12).
While the Devil is restrained in the dark abyss of Hades... he cannot perceive a method of overcoming the light within those who belong to Christ (Matt.16:18; John 1:5; Luke 10:19; Col.1:13) for the period during which, Jesus reigns over his congregations (Eph.4:14-16; John15:5)... during the symbolic "thousand years". During Christ's kingdom, the royal priesthood under Christ have spiritual perception. They are not ignorant of Satan's manipulative devices (2Cor.2:11). They have been rescued from his realm (Luke 4:18; Isa.49:9,24-25; Mark 3:27; Luke 11:21-22; Rev.20:1,2,3).

Abyss-Hades ("not perceiving"). 
How were the "nations" mislead by Satan? Who are the nations who will no longer be mislead?
We know that the world of unbelievers are already blinded by Satan (2Cor.4:4; Eph.2:2) and the world is already under Satan's influence and power (1John5:19). So the nations that Satan is not able to deceive anymore, are those belonging to Christ, just as the previous scriptures contained in our examination of Rev.20:1-2, confirm.
Those of faith are rescued from the dominion of darkness (Col.1:13; 1Pet.2:9), because the light of Christ shines in their hearts (2Cor.4:6) and the Devil is prevented from swallowing them down into darkness (2Cor.2:11; 1Pet.5:8-9).

Can the nations that are no longer deceived during Jesus "thousand years", also be at the same time, Christ's congregation? (See Rev.5:9-10; Rom.1:16; Matt.28:19)
Those of the nations that were rescued from Satanic deception, need not be of Satan's world (1John5:19).
Those of all national groups spoken of in Rev.20:3, can be of his congregation (Rev.5:10). 
Yet after Satan's release, the Bible tells us that Satan goes forth to mislead them 
(Rev.12:15,17,9; Matt.24:4; Rev.13:7,10; Col.2:8; Luke 21:24,20; Rev.20:9). 
For a time, he is successful, due to the success of his messengers... 
(Rev.16:13-16; 13:11,15,7-8; 9:1-3; Joel 2:2; Dan.8:11-13; Rev.11:2; 13:7; Dan.11:31-35; 12:10,7-9,3-4,1)

We see that at the same time as the thousand years ending; the Devil is set free from the abyss (Hades: "not perceiving") of blindness. He is then able to discern and perceive how to deceive the nations of God.
1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13-16; 13:7,10; Col.2:8; Matt.24:5,24-25,22
So after Satan's release, he is able mislead all the present remnant... all the previously enlightened nations belonging to God...  during the Great Tribulation (Dan.8:11-12,24; Col.2:19; John 15:5-6).

Who sits on thrones to judge the Israel of God?
Matt.19:28; Luke 22:30; Rev.21:12,14,27; 1Cor.3:10-11; Eph.2:20-22
Those who reign with Jesus before Satan's release from the abyss, never fell prey to the Beast or it's image, or were branded as it's captive slaves. According to Rev.20:5 they "came to life", first.
(Previous audio program linked above, covered how and when, disciples of the past, come to life - Col.2:13; John 5:24; Mark 8:35)
According to Rev.7:4 they are the 144,000 who reign with Jesus during his thousand year kingdom.
Those who come to life spiritually after Satan's release, are at Rev.7:9-10 and Rev.6:11 (Rev.20:5)
  Rev.7:14 - They come through the Great Tribulation. They had to "wash their robes" to remove the stain of their sin (Rev.6:9-11; Rom.6:5; Mark 8:35).
  Rev.7:16-17 - As discipline, they suffered hunger and thirst and the scorching heat of the sun (Heb.12:6; Ps.11:6; Rev.16:8; Zech.13:9; Isa.48:10; 58:11), before being given, living water (Rev.7:17; John4:10,14; Rev.22:17).

--So the "144000" come to spiritual life, during Jesus "thousand year" kingdom, which started in the first century. 
They were never exposed to Satan's release, nor his final machination of the Great Tribulation. They never fell prey to demonic teachings, captivity to deception, or idolatry to Satan's alliance of Beasts... the false prophet (Rev.13:11; 19:20) or the Gentile organization to which that false prophet, is benefactor (Dan.8:24; 11:23; Rev.13:15) (Rev.13:1,4,11,14-15; 16:14; 1Tim.4:1).


The rest of the dead (Rev.12:17) (Eph.2:1; Col.2:13) do not come to life (John 5:24), until after Satan is released and conquered (Rev.16:13-16; 17:4; 20:9; 11:5; Jer.5:14; Hosea 6:5) (Rev.6:7-8; 1Cor.15:26). 

The remaining ones of the woman's seed, are the ones that must contend with Satan's magnum opus of deception, channeled through the false prophet and Sea Beast (Rev.16:13-16; 1Tim.4:1), and the loss of Jesus' authority and power over his congregation (Rev.13:7; Dan.9:26; 8:11) to the anti-Christ, the Man of Lawlessness/Sin (2Thess.2:4). 

The remnant have greater tribulation and darkness to deal with, in comparison to those who reigned with Christ while Satan was still restrained in the abyss. Due to subjection to Satan's agents, the "great crowd" are made vulnerable to, the "second death", unlike their predecessors (Rev.20:6).
[Release of second death is depicted at (Rev.6:7-8; Rev.4:8; Isa.62:6) (Eze.14:4,21; Rev.6:8) and is announced by the fourth watchman of the night.]

VERSE SIX  Rev.20:6

The second death has no power over those who reign with Jesus during the 1,000 years (Luke 10:19; John 15:7-8).
The second death, is the Lake of Fire (Rev.20:14; 15:2; 4:6; Hosea 6:5; Isa.33:1; Rev.9:11; Isa.30:33; Rev.14:10; 19:20; 20:10), which means God's judgment of condemnation (Gen.19:24; Hosea 6:5; Rev.11:5; 20:9; 19:11,14; Eph.2:6)(John 15:6; 1Cor.3:11-15; 2Pet.3:7,10-12) (Jer.5:14; Rev.11:5; Matt.10:20; John 16:8 -- Rev.20:12; John 12:48; 1:14; 17:3,17).

When Satan IS released and able to deceive the holy ones (Rev.13:7,10; Col.2:8), the second death is able to overpower them. 
Their idolatry toward the image of the beast...
(Rev.13:7-8,10; 2:20; 2Cor.11:4,20,3; Rev.13:10; Col.2:8; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13-16; 17:14), 
...causes them to come under God's condemnation (Ex.20:3-5; Rev.2:20).
Though having been born again and having received a second life of spirit (John 1:12-13; 3:6; Rom.8:9; 2Pet.1:4; John 10:35; Ps.82:6), that life/crown is stolen from them (Rev.3:11; James 1:12) and they die again, the second death, which can only occur to those who have received the second birth.

   [If they repent (Rev.2:16; 3:3,19), they can receive that crown back again (Rev.2:10; Rom.6:5)(Eze.34:13-14; Mark 13:14; Eze.7:16; Jer.31:6) (Matt.13:15; Ps.103:3; Rev.3:18; 7:14)]

When Jesus is no longer, head of his congregation; how will that disconnect, effect it? What do they lose? 
(Col.2:19,6-8; John 15:5; 8:12; 11:10; 9:4; Amos 5:20; Matt.24:29; Rev.9:1-3; Joel 2:2; Jer.13:16).
---They become vulnerable to being taken captive to deception. 
Remember Rev.13:10 (Col.2:8)
Those who are deceived after Satan's release, lose connection to Christ (Col.2:13; John 15:4-5). They surrender their royal authority (Rev.17:13; 2Chron.13:5; Matt.5:13; Rev.11:2; Luke 21:24) and become captive slaves to the false prophet and it's beast. (Rev.2:20; 13:7,10; Col.2:8)
They are idolaters, through their dedicated service to the Image of the Beast. They are no longer "alive in Christ" as the 144,000 were (1Cor.15:22; Eph.2:5; Rom.6:11). Rather than having the slave mark of God (Deut.11:18; Rev.14:1) they are branded as slaves to the Beast (Rev.13:16,7). 
They are not immune to the "second death" as their predecessors, were.

How are those who are overcome by the Great Tribulation and it's alliance of a false prophet and Beast, to regain their crown of life? How can they come out from under the trampling and captivity, to that alliance of Satan?
There is a contrast between those who are raised from death first and exercise their power and authority as priests and kings, during the "thousand years", 
and the "rest", who come to life after the "thousand years". 
The rest, are those who face the last enemy Death, and it's agents from the abyss... the "locust scorpions", depicted collectively as the Wild Beast (Rev.9:1-3; 11:7; Joel 2:2; Eze.2:6).

So, the "thousand years" ends... Satan is released. He puts his demonic teachings/spirits, into the false prophet and Beast 
(1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13-16; 13:11,14-15; 1Kings22:21-23; Rev.19:20). 
That two-horned false prophet becomes benefactor to the Beast (Luke 22:25; Dan.8:24; 11:23), by breathing Satan's spirit and ability to deceive, into the image of the Beast (Rev.13:15). As Rev.13:7,10 tell us, the saints are then conquered and taken captive (Col.2:8; Rev.13:10) in harmony with Luke 21:24. Dan.8:11-12,24-25; 11:31-36; 9:26
For a review of these events and the associated scriptures; the previous parts of this post can be considered.

So the Great Tribulation brings trampling and desolation to the remaining ones of the woman's seed, with which Satan is at war (Rev.12:17,15; Dan.9:26; Mark 13:14). 
For a time they are conquered by 
    Satan's release (Rev.13:7) 
    the power he grants to the false prophet (Rev.9:1; 8:10-11; 16:13-16; 13:11; 1Tim.4:1) 
    and Beast which that prophet, benefits (Dan.8:24; 11:23; Rev.13:15; 19:20; Luke 22:25). 
Jesus draws the contrast between worldly rule (Matt.4:8-9), within which the title "benefactor" is given to those who rule with all the splendor of earthly display and luxury, 
..and divine kingdom, in which it belongs only to those whose work is that of humble, obscure and often, menial service to God's grace, spirit, and truth 
(Matt.20:26-28; Mark 10:42-43; Luke 17:10; 18:16).

Why does God allow His sanctuary and it's royal priesthood, to be trampled?
We get a brief answer from Jesus, at Matt.5:13.
Those being trampled, have lost the strength of their covenant of salt with God... to be kings (2Chron.13:5). As Jesus said at John 18:37, the chosen are to use their royal authority and power just as Jesus did, and take their stand for truth, to the death (Rev.6:9-11; Mark 8:35). 
If they've lost the strength of that conviction and allow themselves to be mislead and enslaved into idolatry; then they lose their connection to Christ, without whom, they can do nothing (John 15:5) to resist Satan's Great Tribulation.

So we learn at Rev.13:7-8; 2:20; 13:7-8 that Satan's release brings with it, a plague of idolatry, even among the chosen. They are consequently, not safe from the second death or the Lake of Fire, in contrast to the preceding chosen, who reigned with Christ before the thousand years ended, and before Satan's release (Rev.20:4-5).
What hope is there for those overcome by the Great Tribulation?
Rev.7:14; 19:8; 6:9-11; 12:10-11; Mark 8:35

Throughout the first three chapters of Revelation, Jesus supplicates his own slaves, to repent.
How do we know that repentance is warranted, in the time of Jesus return and the conclusion of the age (Matt.24:3)? (Rev.3:3; 2Pet.3:10; 1Thess.5:2,6)
What are we told about all ten virgins, when the Bridegroom is arriving? Matt.25:5-6 (Heb.13:13)
They all were asleep (1Thess.5:6-7; Rev.14:8) (Rev.5:9-10)
Repentance is needed, at the time of Christ's return (Luke 18:8; Eph.4:5)
(1Pet.4:17; Luke 18:8; Amos 5:18; 1Thess.5:2; Matt.24:43; 25:1,5; 2Pet.3:10-11,12-13)

Why is the Second Death described symbolically as a Lake of Fire?
A Lake is normally made of life-giving water. Truth is often symbolized by water. But this lake, contains fire.
Isa.4:4; Num.31:23; Zech.13:9; 1Cor.3:13-14; Mal.3:1-3; Rev.11:3-5; Jer.5:14; 23:29,32
If we refuse correction and repent, the final judgments of God will consume, condemn, and destroy us... if we do not prove faithful repentance (Mark 8:35; Rev.11:7; 6:11; 12:11; 9:18,20; 13:8).
If we do repent, we can be refined by the fire of God's standards found in His Word of truth (Jer.23:29; Zech.13:9; Job 23:10; Rev.3:18), repent, and be cleansed into a clean standing with God.
Rev.7,10,14; Eze.37:23; 2Cor.6:16; Rev.21:3


How is Satan, released from his chains, and then enabled to deceive God's people?
Rev.8:10-11; 9:1 describe how Satan's dark deceptions are released.

We see an identity that was "burning as a great lamp" (Matt.5:15; John 5:35; Rev.1:20).
It fell from heaven (2Pet.3:17) and left God's grace and truth (2Cor.6:1). 
They accepted a "key" of power and authority (Matt.4:8-10; 1John2:15-16; Luke 6:24; Rev.3:17-18), 
to open Satan's dark abyss of deception and confusion. They conjure up and release from the depths of Hades, Satan's power to stifle and becloud spiritual perception. (Eze.34:18-19; Rev.4:6).
God allows this force of discipline, because their love of truth is cooled (2Thess.2:9-10; Rev.2:4) 
That fallen star "Wormwood" who gains a key to the Abyss, releases an ally (Rev.9:1-3; 13:14-15; 19:20; Joel 2:2; Jer.13:16).
Those who are overcome by that military force (Rev.9:3; Eze.2:6), are overcome by the deceptions of Satan, who is now free to empower his collective Beast (locust-scorpion constituents) and it's false prophet (Wormwood)... 
     (Rev.13:4,7; 9:1-3; Matt.24:29; Joel 2:1-2; Jer.13:16-17; Isa.25:7; 59:9; 5:26-30; 
      Joel 2:1-3,10; Matt.24:6; Dan.11:36; 2Thess.2:4; Matt.24:15-16) 
...with demonic teachings (Rev.16:13-16; 1Tim.4:1).

When we are agents of deceptive doctrine, we support the father of the lie (Rev.16:13-14; 13:11; John8:44). Satan works through human agents in the physical realm (2Cor.11:13-15; Rev.13:11).
When a prophet falls from grace by their teaching for Satan and the demons, 
  promoting their demonic power to deceive, 
    and by being Satan's messenger to God's people; 
--it is equivalent to the analogy of Satan being released from restraint, advancing into the land of God, and gaining command over God's nation. The result to the remnant is a desolation, captivity, and trampling down.

Think of how God's nation was lead astray into idolatry in the past. Israel's kings became corrupt and turned to false gods. They largely refused to heed God's warning through His prophets 
(Jer.35:15; 44:5; Rev.11:3; 11:7; Jer.26:5-6; Matt.23:37-38). 
God's land became adulterous due to an alliance with God's enemy, Satan. After having lost God's protection as a consequence, they compounded their error by turning to the nations around them for support and protection, furthering their acts of licentious harlotry.

Do you see any identity today, that has taken a leadership role over the people of God, 
  become worshipful toward an image, 
    become a false prophet, 
      accepted worldly position, riches, and power
        and having turned to the nations for support rather than their God?

Faithful obedience to the warnings of the past, the teaching of Christ, and the warnings of prophecy, are all a protection from Satan's power. Only if we strictly follow the narrow path of Christ, will anointed kings be enabled to avoid the pitfalls of Satanic temptation. 
If such a royal priest and prophet becomes unfaithful, well then, through such a leading steward over God's household, Satan becomes loosed to mislead God's nation (Rev.8:10-11; 2:20; 2Thess.2:9-12). This is the very scenario depicted within Revelation, and prophesied to occur during the Great Tribulation.

Under the era of the New Covenant, Jesus installs a steward over his household (Luke 21:24; Rev.1:20; Eph.2:20-22). Jesus said that such a steward could prove either faithful or unfaithful, and he gave the traits of both sorts.
If unfaithful, that prophet would not be providing the proper spiritual information at the time it was needed. Revelation tells us clearly, that when the events described take place... God's people are brought into subjection and trampled, by an image that appears to be spirit-breathed/directed/inspired (Rev.13:15; John 20:22)(Rev.13:7-8,10). Why would they do that... if the steward over them were dispensing the right information at the right time??? 

Revelation tells us plainly, that the entity which empowers the Beast to dominate the chosen, is a false prophet. Why not accept this simple description? (Matt.24:4-5,24-25). We see the false prophet of Rev.13:11, deceiving people from all nations, to share in the work of erecting the Beast's Image, and requiring worship to it (Rev.13:14; 19:20). 
Why does God call this two-horned beast, a false prophet, if it is two secular countries? Are the four horns of the golden altar that is before God (Rev.9:13), also four countries? Are the seven horns on Jesus head, also countries? (Rev.5:6). 
There is no reason found in the Bible, to interpret the two-horned false prophet, as the United States and Britain. But there is ample reason found in the Bible, to accept God's chosen terminology of "false prophet", as the identity who is misleading God's people into idolatry (Matt.24:4-5,24,25; Rev.2:20; 18:4; Dan.11:21,31-32).


"go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth" (Rev.16:13-14; 17:1-2,15; Joel 3:9-12,13-17,20-21; Rev.6:9-10; 19:1-2; 18:8,24,20) (Deut.4:27; 28:64; Rev.13:8,7,10; Mark 13:27; Jer.9:15-16; Rev.8:11)
1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13-16; 19:20; 13:11,14-15; 9:13-15; Matt.24:5,24-25; 2Thess.2:9; Dan.8:24-25,12
"Gog and Magog" Once again we see an alliance depicted, which mobilizes, as a result of being deceived (Matt.24:4-5; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13-16; 17:14; 19:11,14; 2Cor.10:3-5; Rev.12:17).
SIDE POINT: [Jesus spoke of one kingdom, in many different parables (see Matt.13)(Matt.13:34-35; John 6:26-27,35). Jesus gave us Revelation (Rev.1:1). Just as with Jesus' any depictions of the one kingdom of God; we also see here in Revelation, many depictions of the same identities and events (Rev.10:11).]

"and gather them for battle
(Rev.12:7,17; 13:7; 11:7; 9:7,9; 16:14; 19:19; 17:14; 20:8 etc.)
"In number they are like the sand on the seashore.
These are not the sea (Isa.57:20), but rather... the sands of the land that are being tossed, pounded, and controlled BY the sea (Hosea 1:10; Luke 21:24; Rev.13:10,7). They are also not the stars of heaven, but are still earthly. Yet both sort, are Abraham's seed (Gen.22:17; Gal.3:26-29).

Satan is seen "standing" on the sands of the sea (Rev.13:1; Dan.11:45), just after John says that he goes off to wage war with the remaining ones of the woman's seed (Rev.12:17) after his release. 
       (There are no chapters or verses in original writings)
To stand over or take your seat over an identity, is a depiction of domination 
       (Eph.6:13; Acts 4:26; 7:55; Ps.110:1; 2Thess.2:4; Dan.11:36-37,16,31). 
Rev.13:1 informs us, that Satan is out of the abyss, and has gained advantage over the "sand", the unsealed of Abraham's seed of earth (Gen.22:16-18; 17:5; Isa.48:19). As a result of that domination through the false prophet and it's Gentile Beast (Rev.13:11,15), Abraham's seed is trampled (Rev.13:7,10). Those unsealed "kings of the earth", who throw their lot in with the Image of the Beast (Rev.17:12-14; 1:5; 5:9-10), are slave-marked by the Beast's deceptive laws (Rev.13:16; Deut.11:18). This puts them into spiritual conflict with Christ and his faithful witnesses who testify to God's truths. The Beast which the ten kings support, kills the faithful (Rev.11:7; John 16:2; Mark 13:13; Rev.6:9-11; 12:10-11; Luke 12:51; Matt.10:34; Rev.2:16).
"They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people (Greek: "hagiOn" G40 "holy saints -1Pet.2:9-10; Heb.8:10; Deut.11:18; Rev.14:1; 7:3), the City He loves"
I will pause here, to clarify a comparison between this verse, and WT doctrine.

According to the WT, the events of Rev.20:9 take place after the end of a paradisaic and literal thousand years, which begins after Armageddon. But they also teach, that all the holy faithful ones, are then in heaven. Can you see that the WT's interpretation is impossible and untrue? 
The Bible tells us clearly, that Satan's minions are marching on earth
How then, do they "surround" the "camp/tent" of God's people/saints, and the holy city heavenly Jerusalem (2Chron.6:6; Isa.62:1-7; Rev.21:2-3,10; Matt.5:35; Luke 21:20)..., when "God's people", are the Israel of God... the saints (1Pet.2:9-10; Rev.5:10; 1Cor.3:16) (Gal.6:16; 3:29; Rom.2:28-29)? 
God's people have His laws symbolically written on their heart (Jer.31:33). How would we recognize who these are? Deut.11:18 tells us, they these would have a symbolic mark on their forehead. 
Rev.14:1 tells us who that is.
We may have our own idea as to who the "144000" are... but the point is; JWs believe that "God's people" of Rev.20:9, are JWs. Yet JWs also do NOT believe, that all the rank and file JWs, are the anointed/the holy beloved city/the saints (Rev.21:9-10). That being the case, according to their own doctrine... JWs are not God's people, and are not the ones being surrounded by Gog and Magog. The remaining ones of God's anointed priesthood, are.

The Bible speaks in may places, about this same situation of being surrounded 
(Luke 21:20,24; Rev.13:10; Luke 19:43).
The WT does not have the correct timetable for these prophetic events. 
The holy city/beloved city/holy ones/temple/holy place/saints, are surrounded and trampled, during the Great Tribulation. 
On the one hand, the WT teaches that Satan is let out a thousand years after Armageddon. On the other hand, Satan gathers Gog and Magog, leading into Armageddon. They want it both ways, but both scenarios of Rev.20:7-8, cannot be true.

"But fire came down from heaven and devoured them."
Eph.2:6; Jer.2:29; 5:14; Rev.11:5

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

" Face to Face "

When Moses saw God "face to face", it was through God's primary messenger, the Logos 
(John6:46; 1:14,18; 1Cor.10:1-4). 
There at Num.12:7-8, God explains what is meant by "face to face"... 
At Num.12:8, God says of Moses,
"I speak face to face,
...*** clearly, and not in riddles."***
To "see God's face" is a spiritual perception, because God is not physical, but spiritual (John4:24).
When we fully behold God and Jesus' face 
(1John3:2; 2Pet.1:4; 1Cor.13:12; 2Cor.3:18; 4:6; Matt.5:8; Rev.22:4; Num.6:24-26; Eph.5:13-14), 
we will understand the mysteries of God (John16:25,29).


Monday, July 2, 2018

Addition to "Who are the Chief Princes?"

Many refute that Michael the archangel is an identity of Jesus Christ, in his capacity as protector of the saints (Dan.12:1; John17:12; 6:39; 18:9; Rev.19:12) and defender of God's supremacy in the face of global idolatry (Rev.13:8,4) 
(The name "Michael" means, "Who is like God?").
Those who refute that role of the resurrected Jesus Christ, point to the fact that Jesus could not be a mere angel, even if being, an arch - angel. 
Those who make such an assertion, apparently do not know the meaning of the Greek word, angelos. It simply means "messenger" (John12:49; 7:16). 
The Greek meaning of "arch", is defined as the original prototype, with no equal. To be the "archangel", is to be supreme among God's messengers. 
Here is the related definition of "arch" found here: (Link
-arch-, root. 
  1. -arch- comes from Greek, where it has the meaning "chief;
    leader; ruler.''
    (see John1:51; Rev.1:5)
  2. This meaning is found in such words as: anarchy, archbishop, archdiocese, hierarchy, matriarch, monarch, monarchy, patriarch.
  3. -arch- is also used to form nouns that refer to persons who are the most important, most notable, or the most extreme examples of (the following noun): archenemy (= the most important enemy);
    archconservative (= the most extreme example of a conservative).
  4. (see Col.1:18)
  5. -arch- also appears with the meaning "first, earliest, original, oldest in time.'' (see Prov.8:22-23,30; John1:1-2)
  6. This meaning is found in such words as: archaeology, archaic, archaism, archetype.

When Armageddon arrives, Jesus takes on an identity of a warrior (Rev.19:11,14; 17:14; 12:7) (Rev.3:12; Jer.31:33; Heb.10:16; Ex.34:14; Deut.11:18; Rev.7:3; 13:7,8,16,4). The name "Michael" ("Who is like God?"), perfectly describes his battle tactic and purpose. The meaning of "Michael" indicates Christ's victorious strategy, as well as the identity of his warfare target, whose power in false doctrine, needs to be neutralized (Isa.40:25,18; 46:5) (Rev.13:4).

Others may refute this named role of Jesus, based upon Michael being called "the great prince" (Dan.12:1) and "one of the chief princes" (Dan.10:12-14). Those are the topics that the link below, addresses.
The article on the chief princes was broken down into three parts/questions. Previously, only part one was finished. This post serves as notice, that part two is now ready.



Sunday, July 1, 2018

How does the Light get Brighter?

Prov.4:18 reads; "The path of the righteous is like the morning sun,
shining ever brighter till the full light of day."
Note that the guidance/light, given to the spiritual path of the righteous one, is compared to the morning sun. If we observe a sunrise in the morning, we note that the dark starry sky gradually gives way to the arrival of the sun. The darkness gradually fades (1Pet.2:9; Rom.13:12) and a previously indiscernible landscape, gradually comes into view as the sun rises higher in the sky. 
Dan.11:35 helps us to see, that the wise (Dan.12:3,10) who were formerly stumbled (Rev.13:7,10; Col.2:8), will be progressively refined and purified, "right up until the end". This means that those faithfully testifying to Christ in the time of the end, would display a growth in the light of divine knowledge, and a progressive cleansing from the dark, false doctrine which previously held them enslaved as mental captives 
(Eph.5:25-27; John15:3; 17:17; 1Thess.5:23; 1Pet.1:7; 2Pet.1:10; 3:14; Rom.2:5-8; Phil.2:15; Dan.12:3).
In contrast, Dan.11:27 depicts the unfaithful, wicked stewards and false prophets, as continuing to cling to and teach, their demonic deceptions (Isa.28:15; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13-15).
The end "will still arrive at the time appointed" by God, for both sorts (Dan.8:19; 11:35,27; Hab.2:3; Heb.10:36-37; Luke12:43).

Prov.4:18 tells us that spiritual light increases at the arrival of morning... "shining ever brighter until the full light of day".
Other scriptures speak of this development:
2Pet.1:19- "We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts."
Peter tells us that the writings of the prophets are a guide to God's people during the "night" of Jesus' absence 
(John12:35-36; Rev.22:5,16; 2:28; Acts 3:20-21; Mal.4:2; 3:1; Matt.17:11), 
UNTIL that "day dawns, and the morning star, rises in your hearts".

We know that Jesus claims to be that bright "morning star". He reveals himself, to the proven faithful (John14:21; Rev.2:28; 3:20; Eph.5:29).
Rev.22:16- “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”
There we learn that the morning star...
(sun of dawn -Hosea 6:2-3; Rev.11:11-12; Luke 1:78)
... will send his angel/messenger, to give a testimony of the light of Christ, in the "morning" of his arrival 
(Mal.3:1; Rev.22:16; 1:1; John16:13-14; 13:20).
Of that messenger, Isa.60 reads;
"Arise oh woman, shine your light, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
2 See, darkness covers the earth
and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the Lord rises upon you
and his glory appears over you.
3 Nations will come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your dawn."

Eph.5:13- "But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that is illuminated becomes a light itself. 14 So it is said: “Wake up, O sleeper, **rise up from the dead**, and Christ will shine on you.”

Rev.11:11- But after the three and a half days **the breath of life from God entered them**, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them."
(breath: John20:22)
How would the spiritual light of the morning star, be offered to all through Jesus' messenger?
"The unfolding of your words gives light;
it gives understanding to the simple." (Ps.119:130)

There we learn, that it is by the "unfolding"/unfurling/unrolled, opening of God's Words, by which the messenger offers the light of understanding from Christ.
Rev.20:12 speaks of this opening of God's Words...
"12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and **books were opened.** Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books."
Dan.12:4,9-10,3 also speaks of when this will happen...
"4 But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge. 9 He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed until the time of the end. 10 Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand. 3 Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever."

"In the time of the end" the "wise" will have the Word of God, opened to them (Luke 24:32,45; Rev.20:12; 22:10), and they will shine the light the morning star has given them, so that they can be the messengers of Christ in the morning, previous to when he arrives. 
Of them, Jesus says;
"26 To the one who is victorious and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations— 27 that one ‘will rule them with an iron scepter and will dash them to pieces like pottery’—just as I have received authority from my Father. 28 I will also give that one the morning star. 29 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
Jesus gives the morning star... the rising sun, to the one found faithfully doing the will of Jesus, and victorious as a conqueror of the world. As we learned, that rising sun, is Jesus himself. He gives himself and all the light he gloriously shines upon his return, to his Bride (John14:21; Isa.60:1). When this comes to pass, Jesus has finished his course of work in this world of Satan and God's will during it, is completed.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; 
       (Phil.2:15; Isa.43:21; 1Pet.2:9)
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
5 It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is deprived of its warmth.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect,
refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple." (Ps.19)
Ps.119:130 "The unfolding of your words gives light;
it gives understanding to the simple." (Ps.119:130)

Rev.22:17- "The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life."
Matt.22: - CSB/HCSB- “8 Then he told his slaves, ‘The banquet is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. 9 Therefore go to where the roads exit the city and invite everyone you find to the banquet.’ 10 So those slaves went out on the roads and gathered everyone they found, both evil and good. The wedding banquet was filled with guests."


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